Kottayam town will be declared Mural City on the conclusion of the project on May 25, K.C. Joseph, Minister for Culture, has said. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will be the guest of honour at the function.

The organisers of the Mural City project said on Sunday that the response to the project had witnessed a surge with the authorities inviting the public to join the project.

Tribal artists from Nilgiris are portraying their life through the ‘Kurumba’ style paintings on the walls of the Kottayam railway station. The pilgrim shelter and the waiting room are slowly being transformed into works of art. The three artists, Krishnan, Balasubrahmoni and Kalpana, are also adept at architecture, making of baskets and traditional musical instruments and dance, the organisers said.

While the presentation of buildings and trees is in realistic style, human forms have been portrayed in geometric style.

The Kurumba style makes use of natural dyes.